The jetty at Karavostasi
The jetty at Karavostasi
Karavostasi is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°8′11″N 32°50′2″E / 35.13639°N 32.83389°E / 35.13639; 32.83389
Country (de jure) Cyprus
 • DistrictNicosia District
Country (de facto) Northern Cyprus[1]
 • DistrictLefke District
 • MukhtarAhmet Ced
 • Total2,075

Karavostasi (Greek: Καραβοστάσι; Turkish: Gemikonağı) is a town in Cyprus, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Lefka. It is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus.

Karavostasi is home to the port of Gemikonağı, which was historically used for exporting copper but is inactive since 1992.[3][4]

Before the conflict in Cyprus, Karavostasi had been a mixed village. Its name means "boat stop" in both Greek and Turkish.[5]

See also


  1. ^ In 1983, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus unilaterally declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus. The de facto state is not recognised by any UN state except Turkey.
  2. ^ "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF) (in Turkish). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Lefke - Cyprus Mining Corporation (CMC)".
  4. ^ "Gemikonağı Limanı". TRNC Department of Ports. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ Hardy, Sam. "Karavostasi (Gemikonagi), Cyprus". Then Dig! by the Architectural Research Facility of the University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 27 December 2016.

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